Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

A member of the Gitksan First Nation, Cindy has 25 years of social work experience specializing in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights.

An author of over 50 publications and a widely sought after public speaker, Cindy has collaborated with other Indigenous leaders to assist the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in the development and adoption of a General Comment on the Rights of Indigenous children.

Her promotion of culturally based and evidence informed solutions has been recognized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Frontline Defenders and many others.

Session: Jordan’s Principle: Achieving Equity for First Nations Children and Families